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We Pay $55 Property Tax a Year for Our Pacific Ocean-View Condo

We Pay $55 Property Tax a Year for Our Pacific Ocean-View Condo

For years, Peggy and Matt Stevens traveled all over Mexico, exploring different cities and states, and checking out properties for sale to get an idea of what was available. Eventually, after many visits, they decided that Mazatlán was where they wanted to be.

How We Renovated our Costa Rica Dream Home

How We Renovated our Costa Rica Dream Home

Retiring to the temperate climates of Grecia, Costa Rica in the country's Central Valley was a no-brainer for Mike and Jean Kalburn from Ontario, Canada. They'd been vacationing there since 2000; usually staying in the same duplex B&B. When the opportunity came to buy that property in 2007, they jumped at the chance to have a permanent base in the land of Pura Vida, all it needed was a bit of an upgrade...

Find Your Perfect Beach Home in Uruguay for $165,000

Find Your Perfect Beach Home in Uruguay for $165,000

Although it’s not one of those “retire-at-half-the-cost” destinations, more and more expats are taking a closer look at Uruguay. They are attracted to the peaceful and relaxed lifestyle, the stable government, strong banking system, and mild, seasonal climate, without extreme temperatures...

A Home for $72,000 in a Charming, Lesser-Known Mexican Town

A Home for $72,000 in a Charming, Lesser-Known Mexican Town

Some time ago, driving to Cancún from the Gulf of Mexico, I stayed overnight in Valladolid. This charming Mexican town is almost exactly midway between Mérida, on the Gulf side of the Yucatán Peninsula, and Cancún. Tranquil Valladolid always reminds me of what the Yucatán must have been like decades ago...

Life is a Paradise in Bocas del Toro, Panama with $375 Rent

Life is a Paradise in Bocas del Toro, Panama with $375 Rent

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February 27, 2018

Growing up in the northeastern U.S. meant living through long, cold winters. I'll be honest with you: I've never liked the cold. That's why, when the opportunity to move to Panama presented itself, I leapt at it. Along with a better climate, I was looking for a place that offered a slower pace of life, and allowed me to do volunteer work...